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worth the money
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By b-l-z-a-bob
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2003 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

One great car for the money.
Especially with the 2.3 engine. Ride
and handling for a car this size is
excellent. Performance for this
engine, even with an automatic is great
too. Brakes are sufficient, and seem
well balanced. All controls in the car
are well placed too. Driving position
is very comfortable, and I'm over 6
foot. Car does well at accomodating
four adults, and can handle the extra
passengers (power-wise) very well.


Best Features

Engine! The 2.3 engine makes driving this car a blast! I also like the adjustable seat bottom on the drivers seat.


Worst Features

Only compaint I have is that they should make the blower motor/ventilation a little quieter.


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Better than 28 MPG !
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By cjones
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Love this car.... I work for a Ford
Dealer and decided on this car after a
customer passed on a great deal. I
haven't looked back. I drive
agressively and average better than 28
MPG with an EPA rating of 20/25! It's a
joy to drive, but does need more torque
at lower RPM's.


Best Features

Heated Seats, audiophile 6 disc and the leather trimmed seats.


Worst Features

More low end torque.


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Best in class
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By 2.3 focus R
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2003 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

improvements not required in the focus
line up. performance is great with the
2.3 engine; better than almost any
other car in its class, even better
than the V-6 in my wife's malibu! It's
relatively quiet, even w/ low profile
tires. handling is great, as is
comfort on longer trips. driver seat
adjustability is great. If you like to
drive, and you're on a budget, this is
your car!


Best Features

Engine! without a doubt, the 2.3L DOHC engine is a must have. runs far stronger than any four cyl. I've ever driven, and some V-6's too!


Worst Features

Only complaint I have is the wiper blades. the originals streaked soon after delivery, and the replacements on warranty weren't much better.


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Great Car - especially for the $
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By 03ZX5SVT
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

When I first bought this car I knew it
was oriented to the performance side of
the market, but I didn't realize how
well sorted out the car was. It is a
pleasure to drive on the highway on my
daily communte and I've taken 1st place
on the autoX on the weekends. The power
is excellent for it's class and price
and the 6 speed transmission makes it
fun to run throught the gears. Handling
is simply unbelievable - I've out paced
miatas, porches and other expensive and
more powerful cars on the track. My car
has been mechanically sound too. No
real problems to report. I Highly
recommend this car - especially as a
used one can be had for very little $$$


Best Features

The optional stereo is incredilbe for stock system, HIDs from the factory for this price!, comfortable seats, great leather accents and a moon roof all out the door for less than $18K brand new. I get a smile everytime I drive it even after a year and 22K miles.


Worst Features

more torque down low - has good power after 2,500 rpms


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good bang for the buck
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By smacks
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Vehicle

2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I've had the car for 4 months and I
love it. My dollars went a long way in
QUALITY, which is more than I can say
for the competitors in it's price range.


Best Features

OEM stereo is quite good, but that isn't a surprise. Fords consistantly offer above average stereos in their products.


Worst Features

Really no complaints from this vehicle. It has met or exceeded my expectations in every category.


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